In order to deal with the annoyance of taking down the Christmas decorations? I don’t put any up in the … More
So, Tokyo – Where to begin? Don’t visit Edo Palace on a Monday. We did, and it wasn’t open. The Emperor is possibly strutting about the grounds naked on a Monday – or something else he wishes to keep covert and private…
“The last time we went camping in the desert, my sister got bit on the bum by a Scorpion!!”
A bug the size of my arm has just landed on my arm: Gargantuan and imposing, completely unconcerned by my … More
For somebody so terrified of heights? I have the strangest urge to climb mountains and sky-scrapers. Even if I do … More
“What can you buy for 20p? A Freddo Bar? A cotton bud? A stick of celery? Bugger all.
Well. Not in Dubai. Here, you can purchase a BOAT RIDE!”
“When a friend first asked if I wanted to visit Lebanon Island on the weekend … I thought it sounded a bit far for a day trip. Lebanon is over 3,000 nautical miles from Dubai… boasting a route plagued by Somali pirates, war-torn mess, and famine … I WAS EXCITED, but it didn’t sound like a leisurely Friday cruise – it sounded more like the sort of adventure Phileas Fogg would have if he’d 80 days to spare…”
I was beginning to miss mountains… Dubai is excessively flat, in a way that makes us Welsh people feel uncomfortable … More
“I’m far from the sixth pillar of Islam; sadly more Haram than Halal.
There’s not even a single spiritual fibre of my being… I get the giggles during yoga sessions and vegetarian sausages make me sad.
But there’s something undeniably magical about The Grand Mosque at Abu Dhabi…”
You will feel like you’re in a reality TV show. Or at least like you’re a Fresher at uni again … More